Chris Stewart, Dayton Daily News

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Recent articles by Chris:

JUST IN: Longtime library director to step down

Tim Kambitsch, the Dayton Metro Library director since 2001 who in recent years led a nearly-completed $187 million system-wide rebuilding project, will retire at the end of February. → Read More

$20M available in local COVID-19 aid for daycares, farmers, health businesses

Montgomery County officials provided new details about three coronavirus aid programs totaling $20 million to assist farmers, preschools, health care providers and those offering daycare programs that serve both children and adults. → Read More

JUST IN: Montgomery County, Children Services union to sign contract after year of turmoil

Montgomery County and the union that represents its Children Services workers have come to an “unheard of” three-year contract in the wake of an impasse, a strike and court case last year and a current battle over caseloads and unfilled positions. → Read More

DDN INVESTIGATION: New tax authority mapping convention center’s future

The Dayton Convention Center remains in the city’s hands months after it came to an agreement to part with the beleaguered facility. But the switchover to a new tax authority is within view, officials say. → Read More

Coronavirus: Grants up to $100K open to farmers; here’s how to apply

Montgomery County farmers can learn this week how to apply for grants up to $100,000 to offset losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

We investigated your questions about voting. Here’s what we found out

The Dayton Daily News begins answering questions about the November election submitted by readers. → Read More

Election 2020: Let the Dayton Daily News answer your questions

Election 2020: The Dayton Daily News will answer your questions about voting and the election. → Read More

Montgomery County deputies to get body cams

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office deputies are a step closer to wearing body cameras after a county board on Wednesday approved the purchase of a system. → Read More

UD spike in COVID-19 cases raises campus alert level

University of Dayton raises its campus COVID-19 alert level, reports small outbreaks among students they said were not following protocols, such as not gathering in groups, wearing face coverings or social distancing. → Read More

Memorial Day tornadoes: Rebuilding help still available despite deadline

Memorial Day 2019 tornado survivors can still get help with repairs despite the passing of an Aug. 1 deadline to call 2-1-1 for help. → Read More

Election 2020: County commissioners want ballot drop box decision reversed

Whether additional ballot drop boxes should be placed in counties is emerging as another issue where the political parties are split. → Read More

Special election in August cost area township $28+ a ballot cast

The lone August 4 special election measure in Montgomery County cost small Clay Twp. more than $10,000 — over $28 a ballot — making it among the county’s priciest elections on a cost-per-vote basis, according to elections officials. → Read More

INVESTIGATION: Time taking toll on century-old flood control dams

The dams that keep the Great Miami River from sweeping away people and property in five counties are crumbling, prompting the Miami Conservancy District to start the largest dam rehabilitation effort since they were built a century ago to prevent another catastrophe like the Great Flood of 1913. → Read More

DDN INVESTIGATION: Time taking toll on century-old flood control dams

The dams that keep the Great Miami River from sweeping away people and property in five counties are crumbling, prompting the Miami Conservancy District to start the largest dam rehabilitation effort since they were built a century ago to prevent another catastrophe like the Great Flood of 1913. → Read More

Bridge company denies Dayton’s claims in water main break lawsuit

Eagle Bridge Co., sued by the city of Dayton over a 2019 water main break, denies wrongdoing and has asked a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge to dismiss the lawsuit. → Read More

Election 2020: Counties consider more election ballot drop boxes; await AG opinion

Pepper remains unconvinced there’s anything gray about the law. “There is nothing in Ohio statute that bars boards of elections from putting drop boxes way beyond just one per county,” he said in an online video standing next to Hamilton County’s single drop box. As of Thursday, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, a Republican, had not rendered an opinion, according to the office. “If he says that… → Read More

Coronavirus: Overdose deaths up 30% in Montgomery County

Overdoses in Montgomery County are on track to take dozens of more lives this year than in each of the previous two years, a stark reversal of a downward trend that began in mid-2017 and a shift health experts say is partially attributable to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

New tax value notices going to 200K property owners; most will be higher

A majority of property owners in Montgomery County will soon receive notices showing the county auditor has put a higher taxable value on their real estate. → Read More

NEW DETAILS: Toll from tornadoes surpasses $81M in lost property values

Though property values across Montgomery County climbed during a 2020 reappraisal, new data show some cities and townships hit hard by 2019 Memorial Day tornadoes and school districts in those areas could have together banked nearly $3 million more in tax revenue without storm losses. → Read More

Coronavirus: Programs totaling $20M will aid area schools, nonprofits

Montgomery County to offer new relief programs totaling $20 million to assist schools and nonprofits impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More